Mary was a Jewish peasant woman from the insignificant town of Nazareth. She was married to Joseph, a laborer, a carpenter. One of the most significant statements attributed to her in the Bible is the Magnificat, a soaring song that says, in part: “God has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,/has put down the mighty from their thrones,/has exalted those of low degree,/has filled the hungry with good things,/and has sent the rich away empty.” According to the Gospels, her relation with her son was sometimes complex, but she was absolutely devoted to him and followed him with extraordinary courage and love until the moment of his death. She was, in short, a poor, steadfast, and intelligent woman who supported her child through all of his tempestuous life.
This one of a kind piece is hand carved by American artist Hank Schlau and hand painted by his wife Karen Schlau. Made of durable material that can be displayed both indoors and outdoors.
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